- Member representing Ohaozara West state constituency in the Assembly, Hon. Onu Nwoye, seems to have fallen out with the first family as he has been accused of causing disaffection between the legislature and the executive in the state.
Although no further clue was given as to the particular act that could have led to the disaffection, but Nwoye representing the governor’s constituency was considered untouchable as he was very close to some members of the first family.
The house handed in his suspension during it’s Monday, March 9, plenary presided over by the speaker of the house, Rt Hon. Ogbonnaya Nwifuru.
The leader of the house, Hon. Victor Chukwu representing Ezza North West constituency, moved the motion for Nwoye’s suspension, while Hon. Chukwu Arinze representing Ishielu south constituency, seconded it.
House also deliberated on a motion moved by Hon. Chukwuma Igwe, member representing Onicha west constituency in the Assembly, to relocate Ezzangbo Animal market.
The motion was seconded by Hon. Chinedu Onah representing Ohaukwu west constituency and it was unanimously adopted by the members.
Although, Igwe further noted that the state may lose internally Generated Revenue if the traders were allowed to relocate to a place in Enugu State as they were planning owing to inadequate space.
Adding:” the source of revenue I’m referring to is the animal market located at Ezzangbo,in Ohaukwu local government area along Enugu/Abakaliki express. We are aware that this market is partly owned by individuals and government, and it is more like private owned company.
“It is a veritable source of revenue to the state,LGA and the community where it is situated.
“This people moved from Ehamufu to Ezillo from there to Ezzangbo and have been there for pass 20yrs or there about. Recently the adhoc committee on IGR recovery Ebonyi state was inundated based on the complain of the people that they want to move to another place, either Ehamufu were they came from or Idodo along Enugu express road.
“Their reasons is that the market has grown beyond what they it used to be and that the truck that brings their goods from the North finds it difficult to see where to park and of load the animals. And that there is no space as they now miss with the residents as such that the animals share drinking water with them. The place is so tight that if nothing is done they will relocate to another place”.